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March 15, 2022

2022 Virtual Conference: Free Webinars on Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health

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Supporting the social emotional learning and mental health of students is more important than ever as we recover from the impact of the pandemic. 

Join us for these free, for-credit webinars covering SEL and mental health with sessions on preventing teen suicide, addressing violence against educators in school, using music to teach SEL, prioritizing SEL for English language learners, and more. 

Register for one or all of the sessions on SEL and mental health or find out more about these great sessions
 

Randi Weingarten

Keynote: The State of Public Education 2022

March 21 at 6 p.m. EDT | PreK-12
AFT President Randi Weingarten

Join this special welcome session for an important update on the state of public education and help us kick off the Virtual Conference 2022. It’s also the last day to enter the self-care giveaway.
 

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two students sitting

Culturally Affirming SEL Wheel: Turning Toward Equity

March 22 at 2 p.m. EDT | PreK-12
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility 

In this session, gain insight on why social and emotional learning is so critical right now, and why we need to ensure that it is culturally affirming. 

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SEL

Prioritizing Social and Emotional Support for ELLs, School Staff and Families

March 23 at 3 p.m. EDT | K-5
Colorín Colorado

Salina Elementary School in Dearborn, Mich., is an award-winning Title I school serving a large number of English language learners, many of whom are new students from war-torn regions of Yemen. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the leadership team and staff of the school have collaborated in creative ways to keep social emotional learning and support at the center of the school’s instruction and outreach. Learn more from the leadership team about lessons learned, how their approach continues to evolve during each new phase of the pandemic, and why this work continues to be their main priority.
 

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big heart beats

Big Heart Beats: Using Music and Movement to Teach Social and Emotional Learning

March 23 at 4 p.m. EDT | PreK-3
Noggin

Music is a powerful teaching tool, and Noggin’s Big Heart Beats Album is a collection of new songs and music videos that teachers can use to grow kids’ hearts, exploring important topics in social and emotional learning.
 

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teachersunify

Keynote: Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence

March 23 at 6 p.m. EDT | PreK-12
AFT members Abbey Clements, Sarah Lerner and Sari Beth Rosenberg

Gun violence affects educators, students, families, classrooms, districts and communities all across the country, every single day. After the Oxford High School shooting in Michigan on Nov. 30, 2021, three AFT members—Abbey Clements, Sarah Lerner and Sari Beth Rosenberg—were trying to process the horror of yet another horrendous tragedy in a group text. Outraged with the frequency and acceptance of gun violence in all its forms, they decided to launch a national organization, Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence, whose mission is to elevate the stories we don’t hear about—the ripple effects and aftermath; to support school communities impacted by gun violence; and to raise our collective voices as those on the frontlines of this public health crisis for cultural and legislative change. Hear about their journey and how you can get involved.
 

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Centering Student Voices Through Storytelling

Centering Student Voices Through Storytelling

March 23 at 7 p.m. EDT | K-12
Stacy Vocasek

Join EASTCONN's Arts at the Capitol Theater educator Stacy Vocasek for an engaging session where educators will be introduced to activities that will help students find their own voices through analyzing, discussing and writing narrative pieces. 
 

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Dare to Unplug: Resetting How Educators Use Technology

Dare to Unplug: Resetting How Educators Use Technology

March 23 at 8 p.m. EDT | Grades 6-12
Amber Chandler

Do you dare unplug? Do you dare say, “Take out a piece of paper and something to write with” and ask students to engage without technology? Amber Chandler did. Join her in this webinar where she will share the return to focus that unplugging brought to her overstimulated students, and provide insights, tips and materials to help educators do a “hard reset” on how we use technology.
 

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Preventing Teen Suicide and Promoting Mental Wellness Through Animation

Preventing Teen Suicide and Promoting Mental Wellness Through Animation

March 24 at 6 p.m. EDT | Grades 6-12
My Life Is Worth Living 

Join the Cook Center for Human Connection and Wonder Media in this session to learn about the engaging and interactive school-based curriculum that is available to support and expand on the animated web series about youth mental health, “My Life is Worth Living.”
 

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Reinforcing Students’ SEL Competencies Through a Restorative Justice Mindset

Reinforcing Students’ SEL Competencies Through a Restorative Justice Mindset

March 24 at 8 p.m. EDT | K-12
WE Schools / WE Teachers

Join WE Schools for insightful information on how to build a restorative justice mindset, focusing on five key principles of restorative justice practice. Participants will also learn and reflect on how and why restorative practices mutually support and reinforce SEL practices, by providing structures for respectfully listening, learning how others are feeling, and managing emotions. 
 

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Addressing a Pandemic Crisis: Violence Against Educators and School Personnel

Addressing a Pandemic Crisis: Violence Against Educators and School Personnel

March 24 at 8 p.m. EDT | PreK-16
American Psychological Association 

The United States is experiencing trends of dramatic employee turnover in our nation’s schools. Physical and verbal violence directed against educators may be exacerbating reports of high stress, transfers and leaving the profession. Join the American Psychological Association to hear more about the viewpoints and concerns of school personnel across the country as well as recommendations for what can be done to prevent and address this trend.
 

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If you can’t make it during the scheduled time, register anyway to have the on-demand link emailed to you!

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